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About 97SHO476

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    1997 Ford Taurus SHO
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    3.4L SHO V8 DOHC

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  1. Today I attacked the rust monster in my trunk. Before After about 2 and a half hours with a wire wheel and several different sand paper grits And finally primed and ready for real paint, its still a bit wet and the inside of my SHO smells HORRIBLE. Sunroof and all windows will be open all day tomorrow. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Ordered my new Y pipe yesterday. Should come in by the end of the week. Now i just need struts and to find the source of my oil leak and my maintenance will be done. Suggestions for rear struts in my SHO as well as suggestions on other things to replace while im back there? at 136k and everything in the back is OEM to my knowledge.
  3. Well i resolved my idle today. All i did was adjust the throttle completely shut. It idles beautifully at 650-700 rpm in park now. It sounds like my t bird did at idle now :wub:
  4. ^this. Im 100% sure the IAC is good, it produces idle speed drops when its unplugged and i have bench tested it several times.
  5. ya my intake was filthy but i cleaned it. IIRC its set to .004" but im not sure, ill check tomorrow.
  6. Im back, and my SHO is as confusing as ever.

    1. ShelbyRacer78
    2. 97SHO476


      no usually they are expensive, not logic defying

  7. Ya, the PO had it set stupidly tight, like so tight it would take 40-50 seconds for manifold pressure to equalize so i set it back to the factory gap. If anyone posts the factory gap i will gladly check to make sure i set it right.
  8. So as some of you may remember my SHO has a sort of bizarre idle. Sam and I were doing some tests today and so I'll just fill you guys in because both of us are stumped. So what it does normally is whenever it's in park or neutral if I rev it it will never idle down. It always ends up idling at about 1700-1800 rpm...with a closed throttle. If I get it to high idle(1700-1800rpm) and then unplug the IAC the rpm's drop down to about 1100 rpm were it will smoothly idle. If I leave the IAC plugged in and disconnect the TPS and then rev it, it will idle where ever I leave the RPM's. Again with a closed throttle. So It will idle at 3300 rpm smoothly with a closed throttle. We also tried completely sealing the IAC off by bolting the IAC on with a slim sheet of high temp silicone blocking the ports. And it would smoothly idle at 1000-1100 rpm with a closed throttle The weirdest thing is that if I unplug the MAF with the TPS/IAC plugged in it will run like s**t. Like it sounds like its cammed, sometimes it stalls and and if you try and do throttle snaps it will bog. You have to REALLY gradually lay into the throttle in order to get it to rev, it will rev though. It just runs like s**t. I'm 100% sure I don't have any significant vacuum leaks. I can soak the the intake in carb cleaner without getting rpm spikes and if I use a towel to cover the airbox it will stall out within 3 seconds.... I've tried swapping PCM's and TPS pigtails to no avail. Anyone have a ******* clue what's going on? -Jake Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Well the foot of snow we were supposed to get ended up just being a bunch of rain and a scary amount of wind. The SHO has been relocated to as close to the house as possible lol. That way it's less likely for tree limbs to fall on it. I was standing in the doorway when I took that pic lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Gen 3 powah!!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Agreed. I generally hate all things made by Chrysler but for the first time in a long time, they seem to be actually trying with some of their cars. The new Viper is case in point. The last one wasn't a bad car, but it wasn't great. For the new one, they took the core qualities of the old car and got rid of all the rough spots. It now has a pretty decent interior, it's actually a lot more of a drivers car than it used to be. I'll admit, the V10 isn't what you can call modern, a smaller engine with higher volumetric efficiency would be better for weight reasons, but it does work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. It's going to be an amazing car. I'm so glad it's coming to the states. And maybe it will encourage the return of hot wagons!Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. V60 Polestar Turbo I6, AWD, 350bhp 370 foot pounds, 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Omg someone needs to buy me one! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Only two computer components that have ever failed on me are the power supply in my current desktop and the motherboard in my PowerBook G4 died when someone spilled an entire glass of wine on the the keyboard and it dripped through. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. ^this, I wasn't posting on TSOC at the time but the very day I bought my SHO the Trans pan gasket started leaking while I was on the highway and the air moving under the car would whip it into the cats and onto the exhaust, it was only like that for a day or two but the burning ATF was hot enough to pretty severely melt one of the rubber exhaust hangers by the third cat. Fix it ASAP. Also burning ATF is none to good for your lungs and it will give you a monster head ache if you are around it too much. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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